GREAT SPIRITUAL SOULS IN HUMAN FORMS TO TEACH AND GUIDE FOLLOWERS TO PERFORM SADHANA (RELIGIOUS PRACTICE) ACCCORDING TO THEIR ASPIRATIONS AND ABILITIES TO MAKE INNER TRANSFORMATION WHICH GRADUALLY LEADS TO SELF- REALISATION AND EXPERIENCE OF THE DIVINE WITHIN THEMSELVES.
Best portraits of our monks ever ! Swami Vivekenanda is well known for saying, “Never forget and teach to your children that as is the difference between a firefly and the blazing sun, between the infinite ocean and a little pond, between a mustard seed and the mountain Meru, such is the difference between the householder and the sannyasin!”
Thank you for this wonderful portraits of Satguru and Siva’s soldiers of the within. Nandri for your sacrifice, love and wisdom that you amply provide.
Kulapati Easan echoing your thoughts. In a story told to us growing up, Lord Muruga appears and asks Auvaiyar a series of challenging philosophical questions. In one He asks “What is great? And Auvaiyar replies:
“Big is the world, bigger is Lord Brahma who created it. But, Brahma emerges from the navel of Vishnu who sleeps on the ocean. The ocean was quaffed by Sage Agasthya who was born of a pot. The pot comes from the earth, which rests upon the cosmic serpent Adishesha’s head. The serpent is but a ring on the finger of Parvati, who is a part of Siva. Lord Siva resides in the heart of the devotee so the Siva bhakta alone is the greatest”
Peace and Piety prevails in the face of all in the beautiful pictures, and thank you for devoting your lives to maintain the balance of Mother earth, in these days of turmoil and the future, which we know not !!!
Friends who are fine, positive and good Hindus will help you most of all. It's important for parents of teenagers to know their teenager's friends. Our strength comes from mixing and interacting with others who are practicing sadhana. "The group helps the individual and the individual helps the group."
Pray to Lord Ganesha before beginning work. Turn everything you do into selfless service, seva, karma yoga. Work becomes worship. Hold the perspective of Sivanadiyar that you are the devoted servant of God Siva. "Do everything you do as Sivathondu. Give up this 'I' and mine."
"As you approach God's home, you can feel the spiritual energy, and as you go inside you are engulfed in peace." Trust in and open up to the deity. God is a very subtle presence. The temple and the murti within it are set up so that anyone can feel God's presence once they have enough devotion. Go to the temple and through the sanctified murti see God. Kumbabishekam purifies the temple, infuses divine energy into the murti. The deity, during puja, resides in the murti. Continuous daily worship perpetuates and over the years strengthens the power of the temple.
Be close to God by going to the temple. By shifting our minds to our religion the flow of positive karma is intensified. Being open and receptive receive the blessings of the deity. Bask in the divine energy radiating out from the murti. Creating a strong tie to the temple, perform a sacred act when you return home. Light a lamp in your home shrine; bring the vibration and summon the devas from the temple.